I've come across this story a couple times and I save it meaning to post but didn't get around to it at the time. I can't remember exactly where the story came from because I managed to lose the link along the way but oh well.
Our wonderful new socialist government seems to have an unending supply of ability to piss me off.
It seems that
Obama's Kenyan aunt lost her bid for asylum more than four years ago, and a judge ordered her deported. Instead, Zeituni Onyango stayed, living for years in public housing. Onyango's request is now being reconsidered under a little-used provision in U.S. immigration rules that allows denied asylum claims to be reheard if applicants can show that something has changed to make them eligible.
Such as the ascension of her nephew to the presidency of the world's most powerful country. "If she goes back to Kenya, she is going to be much more in the limelight, and that, in and of itself, could put her at a greater risk. The chances of her going back and keeping a low profile are gone at this point," said Boston immigration attorney Ilana Greenstein.
Onyango, 56, the half-sister of Obama's late father, moved to the United States in 2000. Her first bid for asylum was rejected, and an immigration judge ordered her deported in 2004; she continues to live in public housing in Boston.
Obama has said repeatedly that he didn't know his aunt was living in the United States illegally and believes that laws covering the situation should be followed. If she wins asylum, he could look soft on immigration enforcement. If she loses, he could face criticism from immigrant advocacy groups.
The White House says Obama is staying out of it. "The President believes that the case should run its ordinary course, and neither he nor his representatives have had any involvement," spokesman Ben LaBolt said last week.
Since Kenya gained independence from Britain in 1963, periodic tensions have arisen among the Luos — Onyango's tribe — and some of Kenya's other tribes, including the Kikuyus. Onyango could improve her chances of winning asylum if she can argue successfully that some in the Kenyan government may perceive — because of her relationship with Obama — "that she may have some level of political power and be able to transfer that power" to her tribe, Kelly said.
Onyango has not responded to requests for interviews. Her case is being closely watched by people on all sides of the immigration debate. Some critics say her status has already damaged the president's credibility on immigration issues.
I'm so entirely sick of this sort of horseshit. We have a skyrocketing unemployment rate and we can't afford the people we have and yet things like this still occur. I know that everybody thinks that we have to do "the right thing" but the problem is that they don't know what the right thing is. The right thing to do is to take care of your own countrymen first, before you start worrying about others. We have not done this first step.
I don't care if this is Obama's aunt. He "didn't know she was living here illegally"? The fuck he didn't, it just wasn't as big a deal until he became president. I'm seriously supposed to believe that this is going to "run it's course" with no involvement on the part of Obama? Do they think we're that stupid? A law is a law, I'm required to abide by our laws and non-citizens can trample all over them and I have to pay for their subsidized housing. Any immigrant caught living illegally should be immediately shipped out via Fed Ex if we have to. There should be no delay, no saying goodbyes, no collecting possessions, you're illegal, you're gone!
Illegals should be identified, kept in a database, and if they're found illegally they should lose any chance at a bid for asylum or any other form of entry into the country for 10 years no matter what the reason. There should be no concessions made on this and it should be enforced by any and all necessary means. If you make laws and don't enforce them you just breed disrespect for all laws. I'm sick of allowing illegals to make a mockery of our legal system at my expense.
If it were me in charge you would be shipped out once with a warning that if you return illegally and are caught you will be hanged in a public execution as an example. This is the only way we'll ever do away with this problem. Right now what do they have to lose, living in poverty here is better than living in poverty in their own country. The problem is that the liberal willingness to foot the bill for these "immigrants" is at the expense of our own actual citizens.
I hope they ship Obama's aunt back on a homemade raft fashioned out of a broken door with a bed sheet for a sail with a kick in the ass and a good riddance.